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boat for seven days. chong now works as an auto mechanic. he says he plans to use his winnings to buy a home and put the rest in the bank and hopes to have his own auto shop one day. >>> they held a reunion at camp pendelton where they had first lived. >> reporter: they returned to southern california back to where their lives began. then they called it little saigon a temporary city for those fleeing saigon. >> what you have taken from your departure here at camp pendelton and done the wonderful things you've been able to do is a pride for us marines who were involved in your beginning in this country. >> reporter: they ate, they celebrated and they found lost friends. the only reminder of the tent city where they found their first home in america is the hand of s culpture. none of them complained about their new homeland however none of them hesitated when asked if they would go back to vietnam. this man was 10 years old when brought to camp pendelton in 1975. he has since became a u.s. marine in hopes he will one day go home to help liberate his country. >> being a marine is the fi
the goal. in 1989 ktvu's george watson gave us this view as the military prepared to withdraw from the base and hand it over to the national park service. >> reporter: most of the big military projects in the bay area began in the 1950s and they did not include the precidio itself. four point was to be the main base of defense against the confederate south which was thought to be on the way of seizing california. that was the thinking in 1861. four point was reassuring and at the same time impressive. but alcatraz was designed to throw fear. it was thought to be inpregnable. it was in fact, the war like san francisco bay. during the civil war years, 1861 to 1865, alcatraz bristles with 804 cannons. most of the cannons were along this side of the island. they faced the city of san francisco but more importantly, they faced the mouth of the golden gate. from here, alcatraz was the strong point of something known then as the triangle of death. at one leg of the triangle layed four point, guarding the entrance to the bay. alcatraz with its 105 guns was the center point for symmetrical
so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> more than 30 years at can it have you reported on some of the biggest stories in recent history in the bay area. now rita williams is retiring. l to the pope's visit dramatic rescues and child disappearance case some of the remarkable stories during her long career. up next on a second look. hello everyone i'm frank summerville welcome to a second look tonight we dedicate this edition of the second look to our colleague rita williams who is retiring. sheets been a reporter here at ktvu for more than 30 years. one of the stories was the loma free today earthquake in 1989. a woman died when the car she was driving crashed into the hole in the
. budweiser, the company that previously used frogs to prove how irresponsible its beer is now has other phraebs -- >>> this turtle does not have a drinking problem because aeug yells steal bird. at first i thought this ad was going to tell us responsible animals antedrink and drive but this is a very intivetive search back in for reasoning. >> what an increditable view. >> oh yeahs in in other address mall. another dog embarrasses his master. is your father dandruf did not make a lot of heels. miss piggy is hit on by a cad after her chips. >> i ate your chips. good night. mrs.big fbi wouldn't be so happy. >> taste what's next. pork the other white meet. >> some million dollars wor more vinceing than spwaoáef yap. >> why would a newborn want to surf with supermodels. and whey do car companies have such a fixation on bird droppings. believe it or not there's you tkeurty pweufrts do you read me? >> wide did mrs. bill air allow. the product literally sucks. the ads do the same figuratively and it's time to end this sort of pathetic corporate rocking. bob dole has only himself to blame fo
for trusting us. >> and be sure to joins for the next newscast at five. we are on an hour early. we are always for you here. ktvu.com. mobile, have a wonderful saturday everybody. thank you for watching. some asking what had happened others warning us the whole bridge was collapsing. >>> he says he has only been back on the bay bridge once since the earthquake and he will never come back again. >> i am scared. i am scared now. >> a construction worker who used to make 2000 dollars a month has now had to move his family in with relatives to save money. he got a $25,000 settlement from the state but his disability payments run out next month. he has already had 7 operations on his crushed legs and hip and faces at least 2 more. under a picture of anna, the sister-in-law who died this deeply religious man who came here from tonga says what happened on the bridge continues to haunt him. >> me and my total life is being effected, my mind, body and soul. >> but out of death there is life. they have four sons. they say they prayed for a baby girl to help ease their pain in losing annarks anna, 2 wee
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